Frequently Asked Questions

Living at Egret Point

Egret Point includes a range of facilities to create a resort style community. These include:

Central recreation facility. This is the centre piece of Egret Point and was constructed in Stage 1. The facility includes:

  • A 20m lap pool with side section and entry stairs, This is a Magnesium pool and is heated in the cooler months,
  • Enclosed and air conditioned gymnasium with exercise equipment,
  • Undercover and outdoor BBQ and eating areas,
  • Sunbathing areas with sun lounges and umbrellas,
  • Garden areas,
  • A communal vegetable garden which is now up and running and producing great crops.

Pets can greatly add to personal wellbeing. Egret Point is a pet friendly community and there is a pet approval process in place. The approval process takes into consideration the best interests of the pet and the community as a whole. Generally, dogs will need to be smaller than 10kg’s and the owner will need to keep the dog in accordance with the by-law requirements.

Egret Point has CCTV cameras located at the entrance to the community to record vehicles and people coming in and out of the development. Dedicated pedestrian accesses is secured by locked gates. The community has been designed to encourage a high level of casual surveillance by residents.

You will only need to take out an insurance policy for your contents; along with your personal belongings. Contents insurance will need to cover carpets, window furnishings, air conditioning, etc. We advise buyers to review the strata insurance policy for clarifications of inclusions and exclusions.

Egret Point does not have an onsite manager. The management of the body corporate will be undertaken by the Body Corporate Manager. The maintenance of the common property is performed by a Caretaker under the instruction of the Body Corporate Manager.

The development has been designed, marketed, and the by-laws reinforce the intent that Egret Point caters for owner occupiers who are over 50 years in age. However, Egret Point is not a retirement village or similar age restricted community as defined by legislation. Due to state and commonwealth anti-discrimination legislation, it is not possible to enforce restrictions on the age of occupants or guarantee that the subsequent resale of any unit within the development to a specific demographic of buyer.

Not withstanding, the design is well suited to over 50’s occupants and not well suited to investors, families with children or teenagers.

All facilities are maintained by a maintenance contractor who is communicated with via the Body Corporate Manager. All repairs or capital replacements are paid for by the body corporate levies and sinking fund.

Each home has a secure letterbox at the front entry.

Homes at Egret Point have direct NBN access. On settlement, the owner will need to make contact with a telecommunications provider to arrange for an NBN internet plan.

Egret Point enjoys good access to medical facilities. Several GP’s and dentists are located in Victoria Point, only 5 minutes’ drive. The Redlands Public and Mater Private Hospitals are located approximately 10 minutes away at Cleveland. You may choose to connect to Vitalcall if you want to.

Appropriately sized boats and caravans can be stored in your garage on your lot. Room may be available for unit owners who purchase units with double car garages and only use one garage space for car parking. One unit design also has a drive through garage which allows a boat or caravan to be stored on the rear patio. Boats and caravans cannot be stored in the visitors car spaces or on the common property i.e. internal roadway.

For owners who do not wish to, or, have space to store their boat or caravan on their lot, Fiteni Homes can refer owners to local boat and caravan storage facilities.

Surrounding Conveniences

Victoria Point enjoys a wide range of shopping facilities including the Victoria Point Shopping Centre which has over 100 stores including Kmart, Coles and Woolworths. Aldi, Bunnings and Supercheap Auto are also located in Victoria Point. The Victoria Point shopping precinct is less than 5 minutes’ drive from Egret Point. Local convenience shopping, bakery and cafes are located a short 500m walk away at the Pelicans Nest Shops.

The Victoria Point Town Centre boasts a wide range of dining opportunities ranging from steaks at Hog’s Breath, to health restaurants, ice cream parlours, sushi, Thai restaurants and everything in between. The Cineplex 9 screen movie theatre is located at the centre of the dining precinct. The Sharks Sporting club is located approximately 1km from Egret Point and provides a great local option for enjoying a drink or meal with friends or family.

A bus stop is located at the front of the site along Colburn Avenue. This provides access to the Victoria Point Town Centre, Capalaba, Cleveland and Brisbane CBD. Train Access is provided 10 minutes away at Cleveland, and the bay islands can be accessed by ferry from Victoria Point, Cleveland or Redland Bay.

Egret Point’s bayside location offers endless sporting, recreation and leisure opportunities:

  • Lawn Bowls: the Redland Bowls Club is located less than a 5 minute drive away.
  • Golf: Redland bay Golf Club: located a short 10 minute drive away.
  • Walking or cycling: Excellent trails are located along the Victoria Point Foreshore, through the Egret Colony wetlands or Pinklands Nature Reserve. Sections of bike path have been constructed along the Redlands Foreshore as part of the Eddie Santiguilliana Way. There are future plans for this to provide a continuous cycle link from Bribie Island to Redland Bay.
  • Boating: a public boat ramp is located at the Victoria Point reserve. This provide access to Moreton Bay for avid fishermen or sailors.
  • Fishing: Recreational fishing can be undertaken along the foreshore throughout the Redlands and Moreton Bay.
  • Parks: there are numerous local parks in the area including the Victoria Point Reserve and Thompsons Beach to walk a dog or play with the grandchildren.
  • Mountain Biking: for the adventurous and young at heart, excellent mountain bike trails are located at the Bayview Conservation Park, 10 minutes away at Days Road, Redland Bay. To the north, other trails are located at the Scribbly Gums Conservation Reserve, also 10 minutes away at Cleveland/ Alexandra Hills.
  • Public Library: The Redland city Library is located a short 5 Minute Drive away in Victoria Point.

Home Ownership at Egret Point

Because ownership at Egret Point is by freehold title, stamp duty is payable.

Egret Point is being sold exclusively by Fiteni Homes’ internal sales consultants. Your consultant will meet with you personally in our display home to assist you in selecting your new homee. Please make contact either by phone (3245 4055), email info@egretpoint.com.au, or by our expression of interest form on this website to arrange an appointment.

Units are available now and you can  choose between our Classic and Elegance range and one of our five interior colour/ material schemes.

As the construction of your new home progresses, your sales agent will be in contact to let you know when it is appropriate to list your home for sale.

If, for example you are waiting on the sale of your current home, we would be happy to discuss how we can assist you in reserving the home of your choice.

Egret Point provides a wide range of choices for buyers. Buyer’s options include a choice of:

  • 63 different units, each with a unique location within Egret Point,
  • 11 different designs that have an Australia coastal theme, with subtle Hamptons design influences. The designs include a combination of double and single garage homes with stand-alone and duplex designs. Each design has a different floor plan and façade.
  • 5 different external colour schemes are assigned to different units throughout Egret Point. The external colours schemes are pre-assigned to the specific units to maintain a coherent appearance through the community,
  • Choice of 5 different internal colour schemes and materials palettes. These have been carefully selected by a professional interior designer.
  • Classic and Elegance ranges. The Classic range includes high quality finishes, fixtures and fittings. The Elegance range provides a premium upgrade for buyers including ducted air conditioning, upgraded bathrooms, kitchen and flooring, as well as many other features. Please refer to the schedule of finishes for a detailed comparison.

Construction

The homes are architecturally designed and built to Fiteni Homes high standards.

There is both a general defects period and structural warranty protection as provided by Qld legislation. The structural warranty is 6 years and 6 months. The general maintenance warranty for non-structural items is 6 months or the manufacturer’s warranty for a fixture or fitting.

All homes are constructed using the highest quality materials and to Fiteni Homes excellent standards. Joe Fiteni takes an active role in regularly inspecting all construction, ensuring that the quality meets his high standards of quality. The following construction materials will be used at Egret Point:

  • Concrete slab
  • Termite treated protected timber frame with termite barriers,
  • Brickwork, rendered and painted to the front of the unit,
  • Feature painted cladding and stained timber work to the front of the unit,
  • Colourbond roof sheeting, fascia and gutter,
  • Powder coated aluminium windows and sliding doors,
  • Painted plaster walls and cornices,
  • Painted timber skirting and architraves,
  • High quality tile, timber and/or carpet flooring,
  • High quality laminate cabinetry, manufactured stone benchtops to the kitchen and either manufactured stone or laminate benchtops to the bathroom and en-suite, and,
  • High quality appliances, fixtures and fittings.

There are guidelines as to alterations or additions that can be made to the outside of your home. This is to protect the amenity and the value of the community. Non-structural interior changes are permissible, but may require consultant with the body corporate.

Egret Point will be constructed in 6 stages. It is possible that some stages will be constructed at the same time. Care will be taken to minimise the impact of construction on occupants within completed stages.

Body Corporate and Management of the Community

As with similar communities, a body corporate is formed by all the owners. The body corporate has ownership and responsibility for the common property areas and is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the community. To assist in this process, an external Body Corporate Manager is appointed. The Body Corporate Manager undertakes the following:

  • Ensures that the body corporate is operated in accordance with the relevant statutory requirements,
  • Manages the body corporate finances and ensures that all body corporate bills are paid,
  • Coordinates Annual General Meetings and facilitates other decision making as required,
  • Oversees the maintenance of the common property areas, and,
  • Assists in ensuring that the by-laws are complied with.

A body corporate committee has been formed by the owners. There are various roles on the committee, which owners are eligible to nominate for. These roles assist in the management of the body corporate.

The body corporate fees vary depending on the unit owned. The fees can be discussed with your sales agent, though are generally around $75 – $80 per week.

The following are covered the body corporate and sinking fund fees:

  • Maintenance of the landscape and recreational areas, such as the communal landscaped areas throughout, swimming pool, outdoor dining area, gymnasium and community garden.
  • Maintenance of the infrastructure within the development, pipes, roadways, stormwater basins, etc.,
  • Body corporate management fee,
  • Maintenance and repainting of the roof and external walls of units,
  • Utility bills for common property,
  • Insurance to cover the community, including what would typically be the house portion of house and contents insurance (this is a saving for unit owners). We advise buyers to review the strata insurance policy for clarifications of inclusions and exclusions, and,
  • Sinking fund to cover significant common property maintenance and replacement of plant and equipment as required.

The following are not included in the fees:

  • Insurance for contents (aside from personal belongings, this includes: air conditioners, curtains, carpets, etc.). We advise buyers to review the strata insurance policy for clarifications of inclusions and exclusions,
  • Maintenance of exclusive use yard areas,
  • Utility bills for individual units, and,
  • Council rates,

Body corporate levies will be payable on a quarterly basis to the Body Corporate Manager.